Amber Rudd

Tory MPs are hopeful the Budget will breathe new life into their dying Government – they will be disappointed

Next week’s Budget is seen by many Conservative MPs as the May Government’s last chance to set out a coherent vision and mission statement. No …

Brexit

Government doubles exceptional talent visa offer

10:01, 17th November 2017<p>Double the number of visas will be made available to individuals who show promise in technology, science, art and creative …

London Mayor Sadiq Khan backs proposals for domestic abuse register to hold abusers' details

ES News Email<p>A domestic violence register that would allow police to hold information on offenders to better protect survivors was today backed by …

Sadiq Khan

Judge must look at 'flawed' Edward Heath inquiry, demand former Cabinet ministers

Former Conservative cabinet ministers are demanding a judicial review of the “disgraceful” and “flawed” police inquiry into historic allegations that Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile.<p>Senior party figures led by Lord Patten of Barnes, the former party chairman and current Chancellor of Oxford …

One-third of London tech firms losing out on potential hires due to Brexit

Over half of tech entrepreneurs think Brexit is the biggest threat to the tech sector in London, with a many missing out on top international talent …

Brexit

British firm battling to stop 'billion dollar brain' being deported to China after computer code theft

Investment fund bosses are trying to stop the deportation of an analyst convicted of stealing millions of pounds worth of computer codes.<p>Lawyers for …

China

Dramatic video shows 'have-a-go hero throwing thief off a stolen motorbike' in London

A 'thief' riding a white motorbike was flung onto the ground in Kensington, London.<p>A dramatic video that seemingly shows a have-a-go hero shoving an …

Ewan McGregor

Business frets over Brexit migration rules as much as trade deal

in London<p>Businesses are as worried by uncertainty over post-Brexit migration rules as they are about the future terms of trade with mainland Europe, …

Brexit

Pizzeria allows delivery drivers to carry firearms because gun crime is so bad

Spinelli's Pizza in Kentucky says the drivers must have a valid licence to carry guns.<p>One of their employees was stabbed while making a delivery last …

Guns

Hawkish Merkel Ally Meets May, Strikes a Positive Brexit Note

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter.</i><p>As a self-avowed hawk -- “I am one of the more skeptical …

Brexit

Newsnight’s charm offensive

As BBC2’s flagship current affairs programme, <i>Newsnight</i> prides itself on attracting the finest politicians and pundits to offer their two cents worth on breaking news stories. So, Mr S was curious to learn of the tactics deployed by one producer to get politicians on the show.<p>Speaking at an event in …

Online freedoms ‘being squeezed in UK, France and Germany’

Europe’s freedom champions Britain, France and Germany have all clamped down on their citizens’ internet liberties, it’s claimed.<p>While the trio pale in comparison to China, Iran and Russia there has been a gradual worsening of online freedoms in the last year, say Freedom House (FH).<p>It came as the …

Censorship

Police 'to give up on minor crimes without major funding increase'

Bedfordshire commissioner says county risks becoming ‘retail theft capital’ of UK unless more cash is allocated in budget<p>More police forces are poised to give up investigating minor offences such as car crime and retail thefts without a significant funding increase in the budget next week, police …

Justice

Amber Rudd is given reason to blush

Oh dear. Anyone who harbours serious hopes of becoming the next Tory leader – and hopefully Prime Minister – knows that the first thing they must to is not make their ambitions known. This is why the main contenders are at pains to seem loyal to Theresa May.<p>So, spare a thought for Amber Rudd at …

Brexit

Budget 2017: Londoners cannot be kept safe unless huge police cuts are reversed, says Sadiq Khan

Londoners cannot be kept safe unless huge police cuts are reversed in next week’s Budget, mayor Sadiq Khan has warned the Government.<p>The capital city …

London

British MP calls on Twitter to release Russian 'troll factory' tweets

Damian Collins wants to see posts linked to British politics after Twitter gave list of suspended Russia-linked accounts to US intelligence committee<p>A senior British MP has called on Twitter to release examples of UK-related postings linked to a Russian “troll factory”, citing concern at possible …

Technology

Amber Rudd Tells New Tory MPs To Help 'Change' The Party

Home Secretary warns Labour is 'right behind us'.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Amber Rudd has said the Conservative Party needs to “change” to fight off Jeremy …

Brexit

Conservative party must be 'louder and prouder' about being the party of tax cuts, Amber Rudd says

The Conservatives need to be "prouder and louder" in boasting of their tax cuts for millions of people, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said last.<p>The Home Secretary said the Tories had "to make the case again" about voting Conservative because of the way Labour had "corrupted" the party's ideas.<p>Ms …

Police Commissioner warns West Yorkshire force's budget is 'unsustainable'

WEST Yorkshire Police’s cash reserves will be empty in five years’ time if the Government does not invest additional money in the force, the county’s …

West Yorkshire Police

Muslim hactivists hack “unhackable” IS news site

A Muslim hacking collective called Di5s3nSi0N has reportedly claimed responsibility for hacking into Islamic State’s official “news agency” Amaq.<p>The …

Business Technology

Hammond's Budget should keep the few tax breaks for majority

The Paradise Papers have all week been revealing how the rich are getting ever richer. The published investigations into the murky world of financial …

Philip Hammond

Tory grandees urge Conservatives to channel Margaret Thatcher’s 'zeal' to 'save' Britain from Corbyn government

The Conservative Party has been warned by two Tory grandees that they are losing "the battle of ideas" against Labour and must harness the zeal of …

Referendums

This is how you stop online exploitation of children

<b>(CNN) —</b> We are living in a truly remarkable era, in which each day seemingly brings a new technological innovation -- from health to education, communications to manufacturing -- that improves the lives of people around the world.<p>But some of these advancements have left children unsafe -- sometimes …

Justice

Revealed: Extremist plotted 'terrible' terror attack over summer after watching stab vest videos online

A British extremist plotted a "terrible" terror attack this summer after learning how to penetrate a stab vest from watching online videos, Amber Rudd has revealed.<p>The unnamed thug was preparing for the assault via footage that internet giants failed to take down and was only thwarted when …

Terrorism

UK Home Sec thinks a Minority Report-style AI will prevent people posting bad things

<b>Comment</b> The Home Secretary believes artificial intelligence will soon be used to stop people posting on the internet pre-emptively with a kind of</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

UK calls for more anti-terror tools in social media

Increased action by social media firms is having an impact on groups such as Islamic State, but home secretary Amber Rudd is reportedly in the US …

Surveillance

Theresa May’s odds slashed to leave as PM in 2017

<b>Bookies don’t seem optimistic about Theresa May’s future as prime minister, with odds slashed on her leaving by the end of the year.</b><p>It follows the …

Brexit

More than 2,000 children referred to Government's counter-terror programme in a year - including 500 girls

More than 2,000 children and teenagers were referred to the Government's counter-terrorism programme in 2015/16 - including more than 500 girls.<p>The first detailed Home Office figures revealed that nearly a third of all those referred to the Prevent scheme were under the age of 15, and over half …

Right-wing Extremism

UK Home Secretary: Terrorism and tech now in "an online arms race"

UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd said that even as ISIS and its terror cells suffer military and territorial defeats in the Middle East, "their ability …

U.S. Politics

Boy aged nine pledged support for ISIS in London school classroom after watching execution videos online

A nine-year-old London schoolboy stood up in class to declare his support for the Islamic State after watching execution videos online, the Home …

Islamic State (ISIS)